How to hang wallpaper on drywall correctly: surface preparation for glueing

How to hang wallpaper on drywall (photo 30): preparing the surface


Table of contents

  • 1 Primer
  • 2 Sizing joints serpyanku
    • 2.1 A few words about serpyanku
    • 2.2 rules sticking
  • 3 Application putty
  • 4 Grinding sandpaper
  • 5 repeated primer
  • 6 Direct sticky webs
  • 7 Summing up
  • 8 Photo Gallery

Possibility of gluing wallpaper on almost any wall, always has a significant advantage of this type of coverage.

The main thing is that the surface has been carefully prepared. In this article we will talk about how to hang wallpaper on drywall, because with such a coating the walls are almost in every apartment.

how to hang wallpaper on drywall
surface preparation

surface preparation

Stages of preparation walls:

  1. Thoroughly prime the surface.
  2. All joints serpyanku seal sheet (mesh tape based on glass fibers or Dacron), then they are well proshpaklyuyte.
  3. When finished, powertrowel sandpaper plane (first coarse, then - the fines).
  4. The last step - the primer.

Note! Stick blade is necessary so that the bands seams do not coincide with joints drywall sheets.


Primer - important stage of preparation for wallpapering plasterboard. Priming protects the wall from the mold, as well as contribute to a better adhesion of the putty to the wall.

We recommend to use acrylic primer GCR-1. Primer realized as a dry blend or final pulp in a volume of 5-10 liters.

An important condition for good result is a uniform coating solution. This can be done using conventional broad brush.

Sizing joints serpyanku



A few words about serpyanku

Serpyanku main task is to disguise the joints between adjacent sheets, as well as small cracks and holes in the wall.

Serpyanka - a tape which is made of glass or mylar, the structure having a similarity with the medical bandage.

rules sticking

Glue joint tape to sheet, pre-soaked well with glue, such as PVA.

After this procedure right in the butt we put a little structure and align with the common plane. Remove all the excess weight sandpaper.

Application putty

Why putty before sticking the wallpaper on drywall, because the plane itself is flat?

The process of putty

The process of putty

The reasons for the need to use putty:

  1. Wallpaper - short-lived, sooner or later it's time to change them. In the absence of shapklevki you will be forced to glue the new web to the old ones, because they can remove you from a top layer of plaster. This option does not suit us.
  2. An important drawback is the absence of the layer and that across the web bright colors can show through seams and joints of the sheets.

These two reasons are sufficient to ensure that before you apply wallpaper on drywall, hold puttying.

If you have not previously faced with the question of how to properly glued wallpaper on drywall, you now have an idea of ​​the process, but that's not all. We will continue!

plaster walls

plaster walls

Putty are of two kinds: starting, which is used for thorough leveling and finishing, which will be useful when terminating minor defects.

A mixture based on gypsum or cement mix before use special construction mixer with water (quantity indicated on the packaging).

Now, when the mass is ready, you can begin to work. We will need 3 spatula - small, flat, and 2 more capacity.

On a small spatula, take a small amount of mass, and pass it on to a large spatula, apply Wall strokes at an angle of 45 degrees to the plane, level surface, observing the thickness of the layer 1-2 mm. Now leave the wall at night to dry completely.

Grinding sandpaper



What else is important to know the issue of how to apply wallpaper on drywall? After drying layer accurately grind it with sandpaper.

Note! Strive not with polishing. If you are carried away and get to the base, the process should be repeated.

repeated primer



Once the walls are plastered, but before will be Wallpapering on gypsum board, the whole plane re-treated with primer. Due to enhanced adhesion of the formed layer of upholstery fabrics with the wall.

Direct sticky webs

Wallpapers in the interior

Wallpapers in the interior

After the qualitative performance of all activities on the preparation, you can start wallpapering on plasterboard.

Cooking glue, paying attention to the proportions indicated on the package, and leave it for half an hour. Rascherchivaem wall and cut into strips, leaving an allowance of 7-10 cm.

The first strip is stuck in the window. This arrangement will make the seams less visible. The following paintings are placed with a guide on the front page.

Summing up

We hope our article has been helpful to you. In order to more accurately understand the technological and practical issues on our website provides detailed photo and video instruction, in which you will find useful information on the question.

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